The Long Run** E5 6a

Rockfax Description
The first of the North Stack frighteners. The gear is plentiful compared to other routes, yet none of it is inspiring enough to make you want to put it to the test! It follows the clean streak between The Cad and South Sea Bubble. Start as for The Cad. At 5m, pull up and left onto easy ground and make your way to the start of the thin flake/crack in the wall. Follow this and the wall above on reasonable holds to where it steepens. Hand traverse rightwards below this to a point where you can pull through the bulge on small holds. From here, head up and left more easily to the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Ultimate E5 ticklist.

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This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

The full N Stack Wall experience. The gear is not that great for the first half but its prob 5c at that point. Definitely didn't want to fall off. Good kit in the top break before 6a crux going R then up to the top. The top could do with a bit of a lichen scrubbing.
morganator - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/15 with Stan Halstead

wi11 - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Will S

Did the direct recently but without start, so started up the direct and finished as for original. Hairy top.
Alex Mason - Lead β - 10/Aug/12 with Ben R

alot of kit to take out, nice climbing on small holds
Bennykr - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Alex mason

Hard entry into flake crack then hard move above next break. Move up over bulge thin to good crimps. Smooth lead by eric.
davesykes - 2nd - 14/Aug/11 with Stan, eric

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

owenH - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Adam Lincoln - 2nd β - 21/Aug/10 with Mick Lovatt

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 21/Jul/10 with John Orr

Hidden - 2010

Steady climbing though gear's not great for the most part!
dodfoster - Lead β - 22/Aug/09 with george ullrich

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/09

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd rpt - 17/Sep/05 with Dave Ferguson

Davros the Psyched - Lead O/S - 2005 with Tom

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Jon Garside - Lead O/S - 2003

Direct Version, really good. Final Crimpy wall for the direct is quite hard but well protected by bomber cams
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/02 with Chris Barnes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2001 with andy benson

ellis - Lead O/S - Aug/98 with Simon Witcher

with Direct Finish. Superb positive crimps.
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 04/May/98 with KM

switch - Lead O/S - 1997

mark mcgowan01 - 2nd - 1986 with Johnny Dawes

Mike Owen - 13/May/84 with Keith Robertson

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/79

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Tom Livingstone, richiebongo, NeilGriffiths

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